Call for extra vigilance on South Holland’s farms

Tractors and red diesel are being stolen from farms.
Tractors and red diesel are being stolen from farms.

NFU Holland branch secretary Steve Barber has made a plea for extra vigilance on farms in relation to machinery and diesel thefts.

Steve has made the request to all farmers and growers because of the number of insurance claims, which he says “continues unabated in particular for machinery and diesel thefts”.

Steve said: “Do consider additional security, especially for tractors – there are significant savings to be had on your insurance premiums for security devices. It is also pleasing to note that the Government is tackling diesel thefts by introducing a new dye which will be harder for thieves to filter out to change red diesel to white diesel and which may ultimately help to reduce fuel thefts from farms.”